Alliance hails Bombardier aircraft deal

East Belfast Alliance MLAs Judith Cochrane and Chris Lyttle have welcomed news that Bombardier have secured an order for 10 aircraft in a multi-million dollar deal with Sweden’s Braathens Aviation, and they said that the announcement is a real boost to the economy in East Belfast.

Judith Cochrane MLA said: “This is excellent news for East Belfast and for Northern Ireland. This great news is a real tribute to the brilliant work carried out at Bombardier and I am very pleased that the wings will be produced using a patented process developed by their Belfast engineers.

Chris Lyttle MLA said: “East Belfast has a very proud industrial heritage and this great news shows our massive potential for the future. Orders like this send a very positive signal to the world about the expertise we have in Northern Ireland and this news is a real boost to the economy in East Belfast.”


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